Travel Writing: The Self and the World

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 148 pages
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Following the genre's development from classical times to the present, "Travel Writing: The Self and the World" shows how it has evolved and changed, yet is always centered on encounters between the self and the other and the mediation between the familiar and the foreign. Emphasis is placed on Anglo-American travel writing since the 18th century. Identifying significant theoretical and critical contributions to the field, Casey Blanton presents an engaging historical overview of travel writing and provides close readings of exemplary texts by six major figures: James Boswell, Mary Kingsley, Graham Greene, Peter Mathiessen, V.S. Naipaul, and Bruce Chatwin.

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Casey Blanton teaches English and humanities at Daytona Beach Community College and is Co-editor of Southern Quarterly's special issue on photography.

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